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Charming and traditional small stone house.

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Fully renovated and comfortable house for a family of 3 or a couple.

The best choice for the most authentic and alternative holidays.

It is a very cozy and hospitable house , suitable for those who prefer peaceful family or romantic vacations for two.

The guest house is the first one of the eight houses one can find while reaching the linear agglomeration of Fourni. Fourni is a very small village, at the north hillsides of mount Pantokratoras -the highest on Corfu island- 10 minutes distance from the nearest town and beach of Acharavi.

Castelli Olive Press was my family's small home olive press, serving , also, the nearby houses of Fourni village. The building was built 150 years ago and was covering the needs of the village, until new contemporary units of processing olives appeared in the area, about 50 years ago. Then, the only thing left was the "screw", which the people started to use it for making their wine. At the same time, a part of this small building became storage and stable of our family.

Nowadays, we renovated the building using traditional building methods and maintaining the old massive stone walls. So, the house , now is completely restored and fully renovated, turned into a comfortable and charming house for three people.

The house Is situated in a fully green and unspoiled environment .

The site breathes out an atmospheric quiet and tranquility. This becomes more intense due to the panoramic view from the south to the north , over the hills with olive groves and cypress trees till the north beach of Roda , Acharavi and Othonoi Island.

The sunset from the property Is extraordinary.

The house is landscaped and decorated with a lot of personal attention and care. It is 50 sqm with two rooms. It has an open living room -with a sofa-bed-, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining corner. There is , also , a bathroom and a truly bright and lovely double-bed bedroom.

Around the house there is a nice courtyard for someone to relax ,eat, drink, read, play games , or just watch the beautiful sunset and the breathtaking view. You can , also , enjoy the small pool , a level higher from the courtyard, the site of which culminates charm, tranquility and beauty of the landscape.

The pool is shared with the next house, Castelli Cottage, my grandparent's main house , available for renting too . Salt electrolysis, no chemical additives : clear , odorless, safe water.

More Details

Property Manager
Matina Vlachou
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Thinali in Corfu Regional Unit

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , One sofa bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Car recommended . It is better to use small cars or jeep , due to the virgin area.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming and traditional small stone house.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful stay with breathtaking view

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay with fine weather, proper cleaned fully equipped and charming decorated house, nice neighbours and a pool with breathtaking view and sunsets. Very nice were the little welcome gifts. Good place to make hiking trips. We enjoyed most the restaurant Evdemon in Afionas.

May be it would be good to give a description to take the road from Acharavi to Episkepsi, because google maps lead us to Trimodi and there is only a footpath to get to Castelli over the mountain.

The only negative points were the (nice and friendly) dogs waking us up with their barking every night and many bees and wasps around the poolarea and our outdoor sitting place that made us once flee from the dinner table and one day we didn´t dare to get into the pool.

We recommend Castelli Olive Press to our friends and would like to come again. Thank you for everything!

Karin and Sigi

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Castelli Olive Press is situated on a mountain. It is placed in a fully green and dense vegetation environment. That is why it is normal in such a virgin area to live among nature's beings : bees and other insects and animals. (Dogs are, also, part of Greek village's life.) Due to this dense vegetation, probably, google maps haven't yet imprinted the last part of the road. That is the reason why we suggest all guests on their first visit, at check in, to meet one of us in Acharavi, and we lead them to Fourni and Castelli Olive Press in safe , with no harm and delay.
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Stunningly beautiful place, really lovely cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The Olive Press was a beautifully converted barn that was equipped with everything you could need for a wonderful stay. It is a great base to explore the whole of Corfu from, but is quiet and peaceful home to return to. I would recommend it to all my friends and family. The welcome was warm and there was always someone to help if needed. Corfu in May is simply stunning. Really a five star holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schönes Haus mit toller Aussicht

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus liegt ruhig in den Bergen. Es ist modern und schick eingerichtet. Um ans Haus zu kommen braucht man ein kleines Auto oder ein Geländewagen. Die letzten 400 Meter zum Haus sind kurwig und steil.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

L'accueil, la vue, le gite, tout était parfait. Le gite est complet, très propre. Le nettoyage plus le changement du linge de maison 2 fois semaine était une agréable surprise!

La disponibilité de Stephen sur place plus les mails de Matina concernant les problèmes avec la location d'une voiture chez AVIS, nous ont beaucoup touché. La flexibilité pour les dates d'arrivée et de départ sont un plus! Brigitte.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

This is the most perfect place to explore the island of Corfu. There was so much detail in the little cottage, everything was brand new and very clean. View on top of the hill is amazing. Pool area is also very nice. Stamatia was a very good host and always replied quickly even though we didn't meet her in person. We would definitely come again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely fell in love with the house. Well-decorated, harmonical inside and the most beautiful view we've ever seen from outside! We were welcomed very warm and friendly. Stephen, thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
43 Kilometres
Corfu Port
Nearest Golf
41 Kilometres
Corfu Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Fourni Surroundings

From a distance, Fourni village looks like a hamlet perched on one of Mount Pantokrator’s hillsides, as an eagle’s nest, on a cliff’s edge, that of Castelli. At half the distance of the road connecting Episkepsi and St Panteleimon villages, starts a 600 m. winding road, among centenary olive trees, leading to Fourni. Fourni, perched at 400 m. , is a linear agglomeration, consisting of 8 residential properties. The road ends when reaching the third house. You can access to the other houses through paths and courtyards. The agglomeration composition and form was established during the Interwar period, and remains unchanged to today.

The nearest village, Episkepsi, located among olive trees, has magnificent manors and picturesque houses and alleys with stone steps. There are a few barbecue taverns and a mini market for the bare essentials.

Within 4,2 km and at a 37 km distance from Corfu Town lies the Acharavi village, built on a plain with particularly dense vegetation. Mostly impressive is its 8 km sand beach , one of the largest in Corfu. Here you can find super markets, restaurants, pharmacies, bike and car rentals , and many shops to meet all your needs during your stay in Corfu.

Fourni’s key location at the center of Northern Corfu makes it the ideal starting point for many beaches and attractions. The whole north coast is easily reachable: Sidari, with its impressive formations of sedimentary rocks, St Spyridon with Antinioti, the protected lagoon, Kassiopi and Kouloura with their picturesque bays and their crystal clear waters, as well as the whole north-eastern and north-western coast with a plethora of beaches for any taste. Fourni is also surrounded by a lot of interesting upland villages, such as Lafki, Petalia, Strinyla with great food and wine, Spartyla with the formidable view, Klimatia and Nymphes with their running water and magnificent falls, and Old Perithia, a traditional abandoned village, recently partially restored, with stone alleyways and houses, and numerous churches and manors. In this village the visitor feels like time has stopped.

Of course, one should not fail to visit the Holy monastery of Pantokrator (Transfiguration of the Saviour), located at the island’s highest point (920 m) on the top of Mount Pantokrator, from where one can see, when the weather allows it, the whole island of Corfu and the Albanian coast. The walkers often organize trips to visit the mountain through beautiful, well-maintained trails, where they can enjoy nature’s greatness.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £174.81

1. Prices include: house cleaning (twice a week)
changing of bed sheets (twice a week)
bath towels, pool towels

2. check out before 12.00 p.m.
check in after 14.00 p.m.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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